The Bridge At The Bottom Of The Sea

Episodes

First
Broadcast
Comments
20051115

The North Sea is a baby in geological terms.

Before it was born at the end of the last Ice Age, Britain was joined to the rest of Europe - conventional wisdom says by a land bridge.

But a student, searching through seismic data discarded by oil companies, has discovered what archaeologists believe is the best-preserved prehistoric landscape in the world.

Richard Uridge dives to the seabed in search of evidence that will force history textbooks to be rewritten.

20051115

The North Sea is a baby in geological terms.

Before it was born at the end of the last Ice Age, Britain was joined to the rest of Europe - conventional wisdom says by a land bridge.

But a student, searching through seismic data discarded by oil companies, has discovered what archaeologists believe is the best-preserved prehistoric landscape in the world.

Richard Uridge dives to the seabed in search of evidence that will force history textbooks to be rewritten.